December 2017 - Christmas Craft Fair

A very enjoyable Christmas Craft Fair was held on Saturday 9th December 2017. Parishioners and friends raised £610 for the church and hall restoration fund. A variety of refreshments, stalls and activities were available, including a 3D printing demonstration . . .

August 2017 - Cream Teas

Delicious home baking, refreshments, flat cap flinging, tombola, jewellery, cards, books, raffle and 3D printing were enjoyed by parishioners, friends and visitors, raising £750 for the church and hall restoration fund.

December 2016 - Christmas Craft Fair
A very enjoyable Christmas Craft Fair was held on Saturday 3rd December 2016. Parishioners and friends raised £570 for the church and hall restoration fund. A variety of refreshments, stalls and activities were available, including a 3D printing demonstration . . .

October 2016 - Celebration

A very enjoyable Celebration was held on Friday 28th October 2016. Parishioners and friends enjoyed supper, drinks and dancing to the sounds of the local Batty Moss Ceilidh Band.

Parish visit to our cathedral for the Year of Mercy October 2016

On Saturday 15th October, 28 parishioners from St Mary and St Michael, Settle and St Boniface, Bentham visited Leeds to enter St Anne's Cathedral through the Holy Door of Mercy to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Journey to the Cross Easter 2016

January 2016

Birthday Celebration
On Sunday 10th January Fr. Frank celebrated his 60th birthday . . .

December 2015

Christmas Craft Fair
On 5th December a successful Craft Fair helped raise money for the hall restoration fund . . .

. . . and included a 3D printing demonstration . . .

November 2015

90th Birthday Celebration
Dominique Secretan celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday 22nd November, together with fellow parishioners . . .

August 2015

Cream Teas - Yorkshire Day
A very successful fundraising event in aid of the Hall Restoration Fund . . . including  . . .

. . . Flat Cap Flinging!

June 2015

First Holy Communion & Confirmation

CONGRATULATIONS to Eliza and Thomas who received their First Holy Communion on Sunday 7th June 2015.


CONGRATULATIONS to Molly and Jasmine who were Confirmed by Bishop Marcus Stock on Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Parish Life

 Newcomers to the parish

 Parish security system

Easter 2015

Summer 2014

Golden Jubilee
On Saturday 24th May 2014, Reverend Monsignor Anthony Boylan, parish priest at St. Mary and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Settle, celebrated his Golden Jubilee after 50 years as a priest.
The church was full for a concelebrated mass, followed by celebrations in the newly renovated church hall. Some 150 people attended, including parishioners, friends and family, who had journeyed from different corners of the country for this special occasion.
The gathering included members and ministers from other churches, reflecting the close relationship Father Tony has with all the churches in the area.
Father Tony was ordained to the priesthood on 24
th May 1964, and before coming to Settle in 2006, had been parish priest in a number of parishes in the Leeds Diocese as well as serving the church at national and international level.
Monsignor Boylan is a canon lawyer and served as secretary of the Liturgy Commission of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales in London 
for 10 years
He also served as a member of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy, which involved commuting regularly between London and Washington DC. 
In August 2014, Reverend Monsignor Anthony Boylan, retired as parish priest at St. Mary and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Settle and St. Boniface in Bentham.
 The Priest retires 

This then young priest carried on the crest, 
like Cuthbert before, the way of Rome.

Ordained for his priest's apostolic mission 
to call, lead, guide, serve and nourish.

To be becoming in Christ's image,
within the gift of a life's time. 

From Bradford to Rome to today,
a life of uncertain geography 

now retires to the quiet way
and the gentleness of memory. 

May he be blessed.


© S.A.Wilkinson 2014

Autumn 2014


New Parish Priest

In September 2014, Fr. Francis Smith became the new parish priest for the two parishes of St. Mary and St. Michael in Settle and St. Boniface in Bentham. 
Fr. Frank is originally from Ireland, but has lived in Yorkshire for the past 33 years. 
In addition to working in a number of Leeds Diocesan parishes, in Wakefield, Wetherby and Bradford, he spent three years at Myddelton Grange as Director of the Diocesan Youth Retreat House in Ilkley. 
Fr.Frank is very appreciative of the welcome he has had in coming to this lovely part of Yorkshire and is now looking forward to working closely with both his parishioners and the whole community.
The new Priest arrives

The new priest brings his God-given gift, 

with a love that's not to be judged. 

There's a world, within, which he must lift 

to bring us back from the edge of sin. 

He will listen to your confession 

and through him God will forgive. 

This is your life and your decision 

as to how that life is lived. 

The priest continues that long line 

to which mothers have given. 

May he find us fine. 

© S.A.Wilkinson 2014

Halton Gill Walk

On Sunday 14th September 2014, a walk around Halton Gill was organised by Mark and Sue Houston, followed by
afternoon tea and cakes, with proceeds going to the Hall Restoration Fund.

Winter 2014

Annual Craft Fair
In 2014 the Annual Craft Fair took place on Saturday 8th November, for the first time in the newly refurbished hall.
A variety of stalls featured home made cakes, preserves, hand crafted jewellery, knitted and patchwork goods, woodcrafted items, flower arrangements, hand made cards and refreshments. 
Some £559 was raised for the Hall Restoration Fund.